Candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa through Express entry program – The Fastest Immigration Pathway to PR Visa, eagerly wait for the express draw to know what is the latest minimum CRS score required to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA). If the candidate can clear the CRS score cut-off, they can submit their application for Canada PR Visa via the ITA to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In this article, we will be observing the previous CRS scores in the year 2020 and help you to predict the minimum CRS required for Canada PR Visa in the next express draw.
Predicting the next CRS score cut-off is not an easy task especially when seeing the previous express draws, the minimum CRS score required for a PR Visa has remained high. The CRS score cut-off set at each express draw held is affected by two major factors:
As of August 4, 2020, following is the table that shows the current candidates present in the express pool respective to the CRS score range:
|CRS Score Range||Number of Candidates|
But, there are chances for the CRS score cut-offs to come down to meet the target of admitting more immigrants according to the Canadian government’s three-year immigration plan (2019, 2020 & 2021). According to the three-year immigration plan, the government wants to increase the admission rate of skilled immigrants through its various immigration categories. Following table shows the admission targets according to the 2019-2021 Immigration levels Plan through economic immigration categories:
2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan
|Category||2019 Target||2019 Low||2019 High||2020 Target||2020 Low||2020 High||2021 Target||2020 Low||2020 High|
|Federal High Skilled||81,400||76,000||86,000||85,800||81,000||88,000||88,800||84,000||91,000|
|Economic Pilots – Caregiver||14,000||8000||15500||5000||4000||7000||To Be Determined|
|Economic Pilots – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||2000||1000||5000||4000||2000||5000||To Be Determined|
|Provincial Nominee Program||61000||57000||68000||67800||62000||71000||71300||67000||74000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||To Be Determined|
In order to meet the target of the three-year immigration plan, IRCC has to hold express draws in more frequency or have large express draws, which in turn can decrease the minimum CRS score required for Canada PR Visa.
Canada PR Visa with Low CRS Score in 2020
What if you are having a low CRS Score? Not able to meet the high demands of the Federal Government’s Express entry program, other ways can help you to apply for a PR Visa with a low CRS Score.
Two major factors that can help the candidates to get an ITA with lows CRS score are as follows:
CRS score Cut-Off Trend in 2020
From the starting of this year 2020, as of now, following are the express entry draws have been held with the following details:
|Draw||Date||Number of invitations to apply issued||Minimum CRS points required|
|Draw 167||November 18||5000||472|
|Draw 166||November 5||4500||478|
|Draw 165||October 14||4500||471|
|Draw 164||September 30||4200||471|
|Draw 163||September 16||4200||472|
|Draw 162||September 2||4200||475|
|Draw 161||August 20||600||771|
|Draw 160||August 19||3,300||454|
|Draw 159||August 6||250||415
|Draw 158||August 5||3,900||476|
|Draw 157||July 23||3343||445
|Draw 156||July 22||557||687
|Draw 155||July 8||3900||478|
|Draw 154||June 25||3508||431
|Draw 153||June 24||392||696
|Draw 152||June 11||3559||437
|Draw 151||June 10||341||743 *PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 150||May 28||3515||440
|Draw 148||May 15||3371||447
|Draw 147||May 13||529||718
|Draw 146||May 1||3311||452
|Draw 145||April 29||589||692
|Draw 144||April 17||3782||455
|Draw 143||Apr 15||118||808|
|Draw 143||Apr 15||118||808 *PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 142||Apr 9||3294||464
|Draw 141||Apr 9||606||698
|Draw 140||Mar 23||3232||467
|Draw 139||Mar 19||668||720
|Draw 138||Mar 4||3900||471|
|Draw 137||Feb 19||4500||470|
|Draw 136||Feb 5||3,500||472|
|Draw 135||Jan 22||3,400||471|
|Draw 134||Jan 8||3,400||473|
How Express Entry Works?
Express entry program was introduced in 2015 to manage the profiles of the immigrants who have applied for Canada PR Visa through three major skilled economic immigration programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
All the profiles are submitted together in the express pool, wherewith the use of CRS, they are ranked in the pool. Through regularly held express draws, ITAs are issued to the higher-ranked profiles in the express pool. Express entry candidates have to submit their application for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC within 60 days of getting the ITA.
What are the Minimum Requirements to apply for a Canada PR Visa in 2020?
For a candidate to be eligible to apply for Canada PR Visa through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in 2020, they must be able to meet the following minimum requirements: